Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft

Courtesy of NASA

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/apr/HQ_08095_LADEE.html



Overview
The LADEE mission will focus on the Moon’s fragile atmosphere. One goal is to analyze the current state of the lunar atmosphere before there is more human activity on the Moon.


Launch
2013(scheduled)


Goals
Assess the lunar atmosphere and the nature of dust lofted above the surface. Gather detailed information about conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust and help researchers understand how future exploration may shape the lunar environment and how the environment may affect future explorers.


Findings
No findings yet.